Chainsmokers (The) Biography
The Chainsmokers were formed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert in New York City. They started out by making remixes of indie bands. In 2012, they collaborated with Indian actress and recording artist Priyanka Chopra on the single "Erase," which was followed by "The Rookie" in early 2013.
Their single "#Selfie", released for free in December 2013, was picked up by Dim Mak Records who rereleased it in January 2014 and eventually upstreamed it to Republic Records.
On August 5, 2014, The Chainsmokers released "Kanye" featuring sirenXX, the follow up to "#Selfie".
On March 3, 2015, they released "Let You Go," featuring Great Good Fine Ok.
They signed with their manager Adam Alpert's joint venture label with Sony Music Entertainment, Disruptor Records, in April of 2015.